General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 12 to 20 inches (30-51cm)
Plant Spread: 9 to 18 inches (20-45cm)
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: 3-4 weeks
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Other: Short lived perennial

Common names
  • Fire Pink
  • Scarlet catchfly

  • Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Jan 15, 2012 8:45 AM concerning plant:
    Sunlight Gardens: In late spring and early summer, the brilliant red-orange flowers of Fire Pink are eye-catching on dry, partly sunny road banks. In the wild, the plants rarely are full or many-flowered. However, when happy in cultivation, this short-lived perennial forms full 1- to 2-foot clumps with dozens of 1-inch flowers. Give it light shade, and average well-drained soil in a perennial garden, rock garden, or natural setting.

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